By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min does not fear the fierce competition that he will face in the upcoming season, but does admit that he needs to improve on his debut season.
The north London club have signed Eredivisie top scorer Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar and Victor Wanyama from Southampton, and they are also close to tying up a deal for Marseille’s winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.
However, Son, who cost the club £22million last summer, is determined to fight for his place in the Spurs line-up.
The attacking player scored eight goals in 40 appearances last season but admitted that he needs to improve in order to maintain his place within the side.
“There are always players that you have to battle for playing time, no matter which team you play for,” Son said , as quoted by the Express.
“There’s no reason why I should fall behind in the competition. To win the battle, I have to get better myself.”
The Tottenham striker is one of three players aged over 23 in South Korea’s 18-man squad for next month’s Rio Olympics.
The experienced international player has represented his country in 46 encounters and scored 16 goals.
The Olympic Games take place in Brazil from the 3rd to the 20th August, so Son is expected to miss the first few games of the season for Tottenham.
Spurs will be looking to compete in the Premier League next season improving on their third place finish as well as remaining competitive in next years Champions League.
In other Tottenham team news, Claudio Ranieri has praised Mauricio Pochettino for the way he handled his Spurs side last season.